Electric vehicle (EV) charging provider ev.energy has announced a new partnership with Maxeon Solar Technologies that will see domestic solar power charge electric vehicles (EVs).
Using Maxeon Solar Technologies’ SunPower One, customers will be able to use solar energy generated from domestic solar panels to charge their EVs.
The solar solution can be used in two ways: using excess solar power to charge their EVs (Solar Only mode) or using the combination of excess solar plus grid energy to charge their EV at the cheapest charging cost (Solar Smart mode).
Both companies have taken an “open collaboration approach” allowing SunPower One customers to log into the ev.energy app using their Maxeon account.
The initial rollout will begin in Spain, Italy and Belgium before spreading globally.
Ralf Elias, Maxeon’s chief product officer, said: “Partnering with an innovative category leader like ev.energy moves us another step closer to democratizing clean energy. We’re excited to empower our customers to take their solar energy on the road with them through ev.energy’s smart charging technology, and we look forward to building more valuable features in the future together.”
The technology offers a similar service to Easee's Equalizer, launched in the UK in April this year, which is a smart devise that allows EVs to charge using solar power.
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